Weather Bulletin Number Three
Tropical Cyclone Alert: Tropical Depression “EMONG”
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Monday, 17 June 2013
Estimated rainfall within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy).
Tropical Depression “EMONG” is still far to directly affect any part of the country. However, it will enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
TD “EMONG” is likely to intensify within the next 24 to 48 hours.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 p.m. today.
At 4:00 p.m. Today, the center of Tropical Depression “EMONG” was estimated based on all available data at 250 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (13.9°N, 126.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move Northwest at 09 kph.
Bicol region, MIMAROPA and Visayas will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and the regions of CARAGA, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to west will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the southwest over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.